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#UnclogYourDay $1000 Giveaway

Being a father to a teenage daughter, eight-year-old-boy and three-year-old little girl, you can bet I always need to have tools close by to fix whatever they decide to break that day.

I have two huge tool boxes in the garage filled with wrenches, sockets, screwdrivers, Allen wrenches and other random things. I have no idea what some of the tools are even for but don’t want to toss just in case I need them to fix something around the house. In addition to the surplus in the garage, I have screwdrivers strategically placed in drawers around the house along with flash lights and Allen wrenches because you never know when duty calls and I need to make a quick repair before bed or during dinner.

One tool that is essential with three ladies in the house is the Drano® Snake Plus. You can only imagine the amount of hair that goes down the drain on a daily basis. Since Sabreena has heavy, thick, long hair, Drano® is the only solution to my often clogged drain problem.

Having tools and keeping them handy is essential in running a smooth household and doing it quickly. It isn’t cleaning, cooking or putting the kids to bed but my duties as handy-man are necessary to keeping this house safe and in working order.

Ultimate “Unclog Your Day” Drano® Snake Plus Giveaway

Drano® wants to hear how you take care of the handyman business around the house. We are hosting the Ultimate “Unclog Your Day” Drano® Snake Plus Giveaway to help us spread the word about ways to unclog your day. To enter, simply comment below this post to share with us your own tip, trick or idea for a chance to win 1 of 2 $1,000 gift certificates redeemable for a consultation with a professional organizer, a home cleaning service and/or a gift certificate to a major home retailer, provided by Drano®. Use the gift certificate to buy home organizing products to keep your home clog and clutter free!

Earn additional entries below
Follow Mom (@LkWhtMomFound) and Dad (@anddadtoo) on Twitter and tweet this giveaway 1 time per day. For the tweet to qualify, please leave a link to each Tweet on this blog post (not the other blog posts). You can tweet one of these three messages to qualify:

  • Want 2 #unclogyourday? Visit @lkwhtmomfound @anddadtoo for chance to win $1,000 prize to organize your day! Rules: http://bit.ly/npKWGB
  • Drano and @lkwhtmomfound @anddadtoo want 2 #unclogyourday! Enter for chance at $1,000 prize! See rules: http://bit.ly/npKWGB
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To receive these extra opportunities for entries, you must first leave a comment describing ways to unclog your day on the blog post.
Your entries must comply with the linked rules or they won’t be eligible for prizes. This contest ends 11:59 pm, September 13, 2011. The winners will be emailed and will have 72 hours to claim their prize. For complete rules please read the Ultimate “Unclog Your Day” Drano® Snake Plus Giveaway Contest Rules.
About Drano® Snake Plus

The new Drano® Snake Plus can help unclog life’s toughest messes. Drano® Snake Plus is a brand new, innovative product that resolves the toughest clogs the first time, guaranteed or it’s free!* Drano® Snake Plus combines a flexible, easy-to-use 18-inch tool with a powerful pro concentrate gel, the thickest and most powerful gel from Drano® that clings directly to the clog, quickly dissolving it.

Drano® wants to help families everywhere unclog their days to enjoy more quality time spent with family and friends. Thanks to Drano® for sponsoring this fun campaign.
*see drano.com for more details

Disclosure: LookWhatMomFound.com is working with SC Johnson to help get the word out about the new Drano® Snake Plus. We are paid to write about Drano® Snake Plus, but our thoughts and opinions are all our own.

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  1. Judith says:

    I am a Ms fix it. I have tools I have lotsa tools, I even take my tool on the road and unpack at a friends.. I love my air tools. I recommend everyone get a small compresser and a nail gun. Once you use a nail gun you will never go back to a hammer. But I have never had a drain problem I am real careful with strainers and never ever put grease down the drain not even a little bid.

  2. Kathy says:

    I have a special drawer where I keep “Moms’ tools, I am not very handy so usually have to go to husband or son~

  3. Kathy says:
  4. We have a junk drawer that isn’t necessarily junk. It has gorilla tape, gorilla glue, screw drivers, a hammer, nails, screws, pliers and a wrench. These are all for those just in case things so we don’t have to go digging through a tool box. And unfortunately we use them quite often. I also have a HUGE bottle of Drano in the bathroom closet. Just unclogged the sink last night, lol

  5. ginette4 says:

    I have my own tool box, my husband purchased it and filled it will tools, he is away most of the time so I have become the fix it Mom, glue it, nail it, screw it, if everything is working properly it makes for a stress free environment and a happy family!

  6. jessica edwards says:

    Im not very handy around the house, so my husband does most of it.

  7. Tina R. says:

    I am not handy AT ALL. I can barely hang a picture straight. BUT my husband is really handy and has turned our apartment into his own personal woodshop – so this would be perfect for him!


  8. Tina R. says:

    Following ‘Mom’ on Twitter under clrew24


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    Following ‘Dad’ on Twitter under clrew24


  10. Tina R. says:
  11. Unclog a toilet by dumping a bucket full of water into it from the top of a step ladder.

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  14. susanlanai says:

    We use a drain strainer to catch hair and other unwanted items from even entering the drain. You’d be surprised how much it catches!

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  16. Katherine says:
  17. Neither of us is much of a handyman. We pretty much rely on super glue, duct tape and zip ties to fix what’s wrong. Fortunately, we rent, so we need only call the landlord for the big problems. That’s actually what I consider to be an important part of “unclogging.” I wasn’t stressed at all when the hot water heater failed, because it wasn’t my problem or expense!

  18. Katherine says:
  19. It’s kind of confusing that each of the first Unclog Your Day post say that tweets only count for the giveaway if they are linked to that first post, and the second post says that tweets only count for the giveaway if they are linked to that second post, and the third post says the same about the third post. To be safe, I’ve been linking to the first post, but it’s not letting me comment right now. Hopefully, it’s working on this post…
    Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/TiaSweepstakes/status/105802112205721601

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  25. my tip is to hire an expert! while it probably does cost more, the security of knowing it’s being done right is completely worth it.

    julie_reuter92 at yahoo dot com

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  27. Chelsea Reboulet says:

    I am lucky to have a hubby who is a carpenter. We have a drawer for tools in the kitchen, and our basement and garage hold the larger tools. Keeping everything in it’s place so you know where it is when you need it quickly is very important, especially in a messy situation like a leaky pipe.

  28. We have a tool corner in our basement and it gets a lot of use; our house was built in 1928 so something is always going awry . We keep a lot of “emergency supplies” hand in the basement just like Drano, duct tape, nails and screws and most important…a working flashlight with extra batteries. We do most of our own repairs to save money but projects never get done in a timely manner since we both work full-time. How I wish I could hire someone to do some of the “to-do” projects we need done like replacing our kitchen and bathroom floor. We already have the tiles, we just don’t have the time!

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  31. Alicia E. says:

    I don’t really take care of the handyman business around the house…I have a boyfriend and a landlord for that! 😀 I do have a small tool set with a hammer, screwdrivers and wrenches that has come in handy for putting up small shelves and hanging up photos.

  32. Alicia E. says:

    I subscribe to Look What Mom Found by email and Google Reader RSS!

  33. Have a drawer in the kitchen which is for items such as batteries, pliers, screw drivers, tape, etc for the smaller fix it yourself projects

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    Subscribe via email

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  39. Jeff Legg says:

    I keep a small tool chest in our hall closet with all the handyman essintials, such as screws, nails, duck tape, glue, and a small selection of tools that I would normally use. I then bought my wife her own small tool case, with the bare necesseites she might need so she won’t have to look through all my stuff to find a screw driver or hammer. She loves it!

  40. Katherine says:
  41. My husband and I both do handyman chores around the house. He does tackle the bigger issues and I am greatful for the help.We keep the bulk of the tools in the garage..but we have a smaller set inside. We have relied on Drano several times and it has worked great everytime.


  42. Donna B. says:

    I take care of little things as I see them, and have a running list on the side of the fridge for those items I can’t tackle right away. Every month or so, my son and I will knock stuff off the list 🙂 I also have the name of a great handyman that I call for those things that are beyond my ability.

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  56. i use a crochet hook to get hair out of the bathroom drain..works good
    nannypanpan at gmail.com

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  60. Leslie Galloway says:

    I keep super glue, a small sewing kit, tape, staples, etc… all in one cabinet so that everyone knows if something needs a quick fix, that’s where to go.

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    following mom & dad
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  63. Angela A says:

    I wish that I were a handy girl; I can’t fix anything, I might even make it worse if I do. I call my husband to fix (and he isn’t a handyman either) or we call a professional or a friends and pay them to fix it.

  64. Angela A says:
  65. my husband and i share fix it stuff- there are some things he’s better at and some things i am =0) i tend to be a little more… creative… hahaha!! he has his toolbox and i have mine. that way i *ALWAYS* know where my level, hammer and tape measure are! unless of course, he’s borrowed them ;0)

    hancoci_s at msn dot com

  66. kathy pease says:

    my hubby is very handy he does all our home repair and projects around the house.we always start projects when home depot has a special of 0 percent interest on the credit card so we dont pay interest

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    rss google feed subscriber kathypease(at)gmail(dot)com

  68. Steph A says:

    I am not much of a handyman, I have a few tools that are mine, luckily my husband is more handy we keep alot of tools on hand and watch alot of home improvement shows and he does most of our work around the house so we don’t have to hire people.

  69. Steph A says:

    I follow you both on twitter and tweeted!

  70. Steph A says:

    I subscribe to your emails!

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  72. brian e. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…we keep some basic tools in the kitchen utility drawer for easy access: screwdrivers, flashlight, vise-grip pliers, wire cutters, needle nose pliers, etc.; our tool box with a more complete selection of tools is in the garage. And the electrician & plumber’s 24-hour phone numbers are also close at hand !

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

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    I Subscribe to LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too!

  76. susan smoaks says:

    unclog by telling people no, you do not have to do everything, you can spend some time doing what you enjoy!

  77. addrienne mertens says:

    if you want something done..then get it done. i tackle problems in the house head on and learn as i go. if i need advice i’ll be sure to ask and find someone who has skills to give me a hand. had my electric upgraded, well i let a pro do that one..im daring but not dumb..hehe

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  79. Cee Love says:

    One thing I particular think is important when tackling household maintenance is a too list. Sometimes you can be doing something like re-grouting the tub and find yourself getting off track doing the whole bathroom. If you decide to re-grout the tub, go the bathroom before hand and ponder over whether you would need to possible re-grout anything. Write down on your to-do list : re-grout tub , if you are unsure about doing more write something like possibly bathroom and give allotted time and bring materials for both so your maintenance doesn’t get slowed down by you running off track or running say up and down stairs to grab more supplies. You can also put supplies down on your to-do list. That way as you are making list and gathering supplies from the list I am sure something you have not written down will come to mind.

  80. Cee Love says:

    I followed you both on Twitter as @cheap4kids

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  82. Cee Love says:

    I subscribed to your newsletter.

  83. stacy says:

    I’m not the handy one, that would be my husband but he’s a great learner and can pick up on almost any trade